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noun tenor pronunciation in American English /ˈtenər/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] music the middle and higher range of musical notes written for men to sing
    Eric sings tenor.
    1. a.
      [countable] a man who sings this range of musical notes
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  2. 2
    [countable] music a musical instrument that plays a middle range of musical notes
    a tenor saxophone
  3. 3
    [singular] the feeling, mood, or main message that you get from a book, person, situation, etc.
    tenor of: I think the tenor of the discussions has been pretty positive.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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